Weeki Wachee – A Spring Hill man faces drug and fleeing to elude charges after he ran from deputies during an attempted traffic stop, early Saturday morning.
According to reports, Deputy Ryan Hoffman observed a dark colored street bike traveling northbound on Commercial Way without a license tag. When Hoffman attempted to stop the bike, the driver, 25-year-old Cody Lee Collier, cut across the median and began traveling southbound on Commercial Way. In the process, Hoffman says Collier nearly struck several vehicles. Moments after the U-turn, Collier’s motorcycle suddenly shut down but he continued rolling down the roadway at a slow speed. Hoffman says he pulled his patrol car in front of the motorcycle because Collier appeared to be preparing to flee on foot. As a result, Collier’s motorcycle struck the patrol car. Hoffman immediately placed Collier into custody without further incident.Once in custody, Hoffman says Collier spontaneously advised that there was marijuana wax, marijuana, and molly in his backpack. During a subsequent search, Hoffman discovered 10.3 grams of marijuana wax, .3 grams of MDMA (molly), 1.9 grams of marijuana, a scale, pipes, and clear plastic baggies.
Sources tell RNRF that a female passenger was on the motorcycle during the incident and may have suffered injuries; however, the Sheriff’s Office does not release accident reports prior to 60 days, so the injured victim has not been identified. In contrast, the Florida Highway Patrol releases accident reports as soon as they are complete.Collier is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and fleeing to elude.
Despite the report stating that it was unknown if Collier was under the influence of drugs, a DUI investigation was not conducted and the Florida Highway Patrol was not contacted to assist with the investigation.
Collier has since posted a $4,000 bond.
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